A Court Narrows Definition Of Student Loan To Allow Discharge Of Bar Exam Prep Debt

A New York Bankruptcy Court takes a step in the right direction and finds that a loan taken out for payment of expenses related to taking the bar exam is not a “student loan” and is therefore dischargeable in bankruptcy. The Court found that the loan titled “CitiAssist Bar Exam Loan”, is not a loan for an “educational benefit”, rejecting the concept that any loan which relates in some way to education is a non dischargeable student loan. Check out Campbell v. Citibank, NA, Case No. 15-1038 (Bankr. E.D.N.Y. 2016)

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